In this video Bill will take you through the tear down process. You will see the tools Bill uses to tear down this chair. We will then go through the steps for re-attaching and tying the coil springs using an eight way tie.

Once Bill has the springs covered with Burlap and attaches the edge roll, Kim will begin padding the chair using synthetic upholstery cotton and Dacron. We will begin upholstering the seat, followed by the inside back and outside back.

You will learn about the cuts used in the reupholstery of this Martha Washington Arm Chair. This video is broken down into parts to enable you to rewatch just what you need.

  • Part 1 Teardown
  • Part 2 Spring Up
  • Part 3 Burlap and Edge Roll
  • Part 4 Padding the Seat
  • Part 5 Adding Fabric to the Seat
  • Part 6 Adding Webbing and Burlap to the Inside Back
  • Part 7 Padding the Inside Back
  • Part 8 Adding Fabric to the Inside Back
  • Part 9 Applying Fabric to the Outside Back
  • Part 10 Hand Sewing-Cording-Dust Cover

Run Time: 3.5 hours


  • Synthetic Sagless
  • Synthetic Upholstery Cotton
  • 1 oz. Bonded Upholstery Dacron
  • 9 gauge Coil Springs
  • Ludlow #6 Tuff Twine, 100% Polyester Tying Twine
  • Burlap
  • 1 ¼” Edge Roll
  • ⅜” Staples
  • 9/16” Staples
  • 6/32” Fiber Flex Welt Cord
  • Muslin
  • 4 yard Upholstery Weight Fabric purchased from Farmhouse Wares


  • Tape Measure
  • Straight edge
  • Scissors
  • Osborne 120 ½ staple puller
  • Wire Cutters
  • Osborne Square Point Knife
  • Sagless Stretcher
  • Pneumatic Long Nose Staple gun
  • Air Compressor
  • Juki DNU 1541s Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Double Welt foot